Brilliantly clear overhead. Thick smoky haze lying over ice. Light biting air from N.E. Min. during night -43°, at starting -32°.
Left camp 10- a.m. + came on at a good clip till 4- p.m. when came on Captain in camp stopped by a wide lead. Dense black water sky N.W., N, N.E. (the source of all the haze).
Build our igloos some 100 yards from Captain's.
Going much better than previous 2 days; nearly direct + plenty large floes + recent ice. (12 miles).